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Thu, 23 May 2024 h. 19:30 - 21:30

Secrets of Dracula... Unearthed

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Museum of Making, DE1 3AF
Venue NameMuseum of Making, DE1 3AF
Start DateThu, 23 May 2024
Start Time19:30
End DateThu, 23 May 2024
End Time21:30
Organiser NameDerby Museums
Venue LocationDerby
Wheelchair accessible
Disabled Toilets
W.C on site

Secrets of Dracula… Unearthed

With Dacre Stoker

Thursday 23rd May, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Museum of Making, Derby, DE1 3AF

Tickets £10 from ith-dacre-stoker

Tiptoe behind the scenes of one of the world’s most enduring literary horrors, Dracula with Dacre Stoker.

Dacre Stoker, international bestselling author and great grandnephew of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, has spent the last 12 years researching his famous relative and uncovering the facts behind the myths associated with the research and writing of Dracula. Dacre shares many of his findings of his travels from Ireland to England and to the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, while on the hunt of the fictional and real-life Dracula. Through a compelling audio-visual presentation with dramatic readings, Dacre unravels the influences, superstitions and the non-fictional events that led to the creation of this beloved supernatural novel. Hear edited and unpublished portions of the novel, learn about the recently discovered location of Castle Dracula, its significance to an ongoing unanswered question, and more.

Including these topics:

Bram Stokers notes for the writing of Dracula

Books Bram used for his research from the London Library

The Dracula Typescript

Real locations Bram chose to include in Dracula

About Dacre Stoker:

Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009) the Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula, and Dracul released in October of 2018 by Putnam. Dracul, a prequel to Dracula, was the UK’s # 1 Bestselling Hardcover Novel in Horror and Supernatural in 2018, and a top 5 finalist by the Horror Writers Association for the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Novel. Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012).

Dacre’s recent work includes Dracula, Annotated for the 125th Anniversary with Robert Eighteen-Bisang, (2022) Dracula’s Bedlam (2021) with Chris McAuley and John Peel and The Virgins Embrace (2021) with Chris McAuley, a graphic novel adaptation of Bram Stoker’s short story The Squaw (1893), an original graphic novel Dracula The Return, Cult of the White Worm, (2022) with Chris McAuley. Additionally, short stories with Leverett Butts, Last Days, appeared in Weird Tales Magazine January 2021, The Tired Captain, featured in FX Sherlock Holmes Anthology, and Enter the Dragon in Classic Monsters Unleashed Anthology January 2022 and The Lost Warrior, in Dracula UnFanged Anthology.

A native of Montreal, Canada, Dacre taught Physical Education and Sciences for twenty-two years, in both Canada and the U.S. He has participated in the sport of Modern Pentathlon as an athlete and a coach at the international and Olympic levels for Canada for 12 years. He is also an avid player and coach of the unique game of Real Tennis. In May of 2016 an athlete he has been coaching for the past 4 years, Camden Riviere, won the World Championships of Court Tennis. He currently lives in Aiken, SC, together with his wife Jenne they manage the Bram Stoker Estate.

This event is part of Dracula Returns to Derby, an AHRC-funded research project led by the University of Derby in partnership with Derby Museums, Derby Theatre, Bournemouth University and Sheffield Hallam University. A series of public workshops and events connect the city with the world’s most famous vampire.

Suitable for adults, booking essential.

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Tickets £10
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